I’m 27 and single. I’ve had long term relationships in the past, however I came to the realization that while I loved them I couldn’t see myself marrying them and wasn’t keen on sticking in a long term relationship that I knew wasn’t going anywhere.
Upon announcing my singleness to people I find the most common reaction to be surprise that I haven’t “found someone”. Sometimes I get inquiries as to how I ended up single at 27, and even suggestions on where I can go to meet a new guy. The common theme seems to be that if you’re single there is something wrong with you.
I don’t take this view at all. I love being single, and in my book 101 Reasons Why it’s Great to be Single I outline MANY reasons (101 to be exact) why being single is wonderful. Not sharing my bed, not having to shave all the time, and not sharing my precious Ben N Jerry’s ice cream are a few of my faves.
My top reason, however, is that I get to travel wherever and whenever I want. I have a full-time job, I live alone, and I have no one to answer to. And, I LOVE to travel.
This year I went to Huatulco, Cancun, Seattle, Whistler, and Kamloops… and it’s only July! I also have trips to Edmonton and Vegas coming up and am toying with the idea of jetting off to LA for a weekend soon.
Sometimes I travel with family, sometimes friends, and sometimes just by myself. I love travelling alone and getting to learn more about myself and meet new people along the way. Could I do that if I was in a long-term relationship or married with kids? Probably not…. certainly not as easily.
I may not be single forever, but while I am single I’m certainly enjoying my freedom!
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